Mississippi Mayor Suggests George Floyd Caused His Own Death

JakeThomas

Mayor Hal Marx suggested that George Floyd caused his own death and said he saw no unreasonable behavior from police.

The Mayor of a town in Mississippi has suggested that George Floyd caused his own death and the public outcry is unwarranted, according to Hattiesburg American. Petal Mayor Hal Marx started a twitter storm after tweeting the contentious statements.

Floyd died at a hospital on Monday after a police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck for more than eight minutes while Floyd complained that he could not breathe.

  • Marx tweeted in reference to the firing of the police officers involved in Floyd’s death:

"Why in the world would anyone choose to become a police officer in our society today?"

  • He then followed up in response to another user’s tweet saying:

"If you are talking about the incident in MN, I didn’t see anything unreasonable. If you can say you can’t breathe, you’re breathing. Most likely that man died of overdose or heart attack. Video doesn’t show his resistance that got him in that position. Police being crucified."

  • Marx claimed his words were misinterpreted and suggested he only meant to point out that no one can be certain what caused Floyd's death: "I think that people are so quick to judge the police before they have all the facts. I can't say whether a crime was committed or whether they did anything right or wrong, all I'm saying is don't rush to judgment based on what you see in that video."

The head of the Forrest County NAACP, Clarence Magee, responded to the mayor’s statement, saying it was uncalled for.

"To hear that statement made by a mayor or anybody is very troubling," he said. "What we saw was disgusting on the part of the officer. It leaves me with mixed emotions. Believing and thinking that we have not gone far enough in this day and time with social media and all that kind of stuff — nobody should condone that. Everybody should condemn it, including the mayor. Skin color had nothing to do with it."

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Stephen Alucard
Stephen Alucard

Mayor Hal Marx
223 Arkwood Lane
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 545-1776
mayor@cityofpetal.com

Jaydee666
Jaydee666

Four hundred pound sack of entitled white excrement says 'It was probably a drug overdose.' When protesters burn down his office with him in it, we can say, 'He probably caught fire when his meth pipe exploded.'

America, you are one sick country when colossal wastes of flesh like this lump are elected to positions of power.

jULIO HAGEN
jULIO HAGEN

IT IS AWESOME HOW WHITE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICERS KILL BLACK AMERICAN CITIZENS AND GET IMPUNE! THIS IS A SHAME ! IT IS THE SAME SITUATION IN ISRAEL WHERE ISRAEL'S SOLDIERS KILL AND ASSASSINATE DISARMED PALESTINES IN THE STREETS WITHOUT REASON! IT'S GENOCIDE !!!

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Sbrs
Sbrs

Hard to compare in my opinion. Can you provide reference to when an Israeli did this for no reason. What about Palestinians and suicide bombs killing innocent Israelis for no reason. America has a very serious race problem. This has been going on for too long. Nothing has changed since I was little and remember Rodney king and what they did to that poor man.

Boz17
Boz17

how do you know what's going on in Israel?? it's obvious from your post that you don't- do some research and then get back to me...

anti-misogyny
anti-misogyny

I hear you Julio - what the Israelis are doing to the Palestinians is horrendous. Not all Americans buy the bullshit coming out of the media and wish there was something we could do to help. Of course if you speak against Israel in our country you are completely looked down upon and called all kinds of ignorant things - I'm not Anti-Israel - I just think that they really need to stop killing and forcing the Palestinian people from their homes. Be safe where you are.

donnaree8888
donnaree8888

I'm sorry we're you agreeing or disagreeing??? Julio

waleis
waleis

Another big, fat pig racist piece of crap from Mississippi.

Wallyg
Wallyg

Much of the media report state that George Floyd died at the hospital. When in fact,
the paramedics who arrived at the scene, stated George had no pulse when they checked, and was pronounced dead at the hospital

Idiot Whisperer
Idiot Whisperer

I love when people start talking before they do any research. The cop was kneeling on the man's corotid artery. This guy is just as stupid as his choice of diet. If someone sits on your neck for a few minutes you die. Whether you can breathe or not.

BakkerisaHypocrite
BakkerisaHypocrite

Obese MAGA-t from Mississippi; is this really anything other than typical?

Supra xxxx
Supra xxxx

Marx says don't be so quick to judge and he has already labeled George as a drug addict. When are you people going to hold the police accountable for their wrongful action

DeeBee
DeeBee

Must have been hard putting 300lbs of pig shit in that 100lb bag...

How do people elect garbage like this? Oh wait it’s Mississippi... statistically one of the absolute worst places to live in the Western world...

LTLFRMN
LTLFRMN

I'm so embarrassed by him. "My people perish for lack of knowledge."

EasternOregonian
EasternOregonian

People in Mississippi deserve better than this idiot.

Debbbiern
Debbbiern

This is how George Floyd was murdered. Carotid massage can cause deadly drop in heart rate and blood pressure inducing a heart attack.

Footer
Footer

Only an idiot and total pig goof like Hal Marx would say something like this!!!

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Oh. He's likely blind too, asshole pig lover goof Hal Marx!

Footer
Footer

'Caused his own death'? No. It's the fat tub of PIG LARD that caused his death you forking idiot goof!!

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AND HE DIED AT THE SCENE, NOT LATER IN A HOSPITAL!!

Storm1977
Storm1977

Stop being racist people it doesnt mean go insane and tear up shit and start riots over a mans death America has gone mad when millions of people die daily...and all this shit doesnt happen thats happening now.most the people doing all this dont even know him things are happening outside of that state because of it....where are yalls morals and shit.smh this is sickening.im not being racist but if it happened to white or hispanic or any other race this shit wouldnt happen.yall thinking its over racism so let's go ape shit over it.yall need God.the country needs God.the world needs God.ans god dont like ugly yet alone he dont like the way people are treating it.ans sad thing is no one nos the true facts they just go by media and shiz ans want to jump to conclusions the cop was arrested charged for murder and manslaughter so why are they starting riots and stealing from store and buring down everything and shit america is going to hell in a hand basket because of all this.

1olfokker
1olfokker

So, if someone who ate a lot of fried food dies in a car wreck, the cause of death is Colonel Sanders?

Eze969
Eze969

only a satanic idiot would say such a thing. If Floyd has a fake 20 dollar bill he may not have known it was fake and to die while being totally compliant is totally obserb..this stupid idiot making dumb comments just shows how out of touch with reality this guy is.

Nafc
Nafc

That Mayor is a first class ass hole

maelstrom143
maelstrom143

Sounds like it is time for this Mayor to vacate his office.

Mama3
Mama3

SMH! Mayor acting like is a medical examiner! Yes he had some underlying issues, yes they could have been the issue, but that doesnt take away from the fact his knee should have never been on his neck. I'm a damn civilian and could tell that from the start, between the blades is where is should have been! Back to Mr. Wanna be examiner, stay in your lane! Your job is to make town peace, order and to take care of your community, not giving your opinion on one's death, that is 1: miles away 2:not involving your department. Leave that up to the Doctors, and go sit and speak when in your lane.

nonyabizzz3
nonyabizzz3

Mayo the Hut says what???

macrumpton
macrumpton

He is certainly too stupid to hold office, and possibly too stupid to avoid having his fat ass kicked.

Orchidlady
Orchidlady

What a jerk. Remember that at election time folks. No one has the right to justify the killing of anyone. Someone needs to do that to him and see what his response would be...


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